inaction


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in·ac·tion

 (ĭn-ăk′shən)
n.
Lack or absence of action.

inaction

(ɪnˈækʃən)
n
lack of action; idleness; inertia

in•ac•tion

(ɪnˈæk ʃən)

n.
absence of action; idleness.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inaction - the state of being inactive
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension
anergy - inactivity and lack of energy
halt, stoppage, arrest, hitch, stay, stop, check - the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
calcification - an inflexible and unchanging state; "the calcification of negotiations"
deep freeze - temporary inactivity or suspension; "the legislation has now been revived after ten years in the deep freeze"
desuetude - a state of inactivity or disuse
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency - a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"
extinction - no longer active; extinguished; "the extinction of the volcano"
holding pattern - a state of inaction with no progress and no change; "you should go into a holding pattern until he gets over his disappointment"
rest - a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
doldrums, stagnation, stagnancy - a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
stagnancy, stagnation - inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
stasis - inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces
activeness, activity, action - the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action"

inaction

noun inactivity, inertia, idleness, immobility, torpor, dormancy, torpidity He is bitter about the inaction of the other political parties.
Quotations
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" [Edmund Burke]

inaction

noun
A lack of action or activity:
Translations
سُكون، عَدَم حَرَكَه
nečinnost
passivitetuvirksomhed
tétlenség
aîgerîaleysi, framtaksleysi
hareketsizlik

inaction

[ɪnˈækʃən] Ninacción f, inactividad f

inaction

[ɪnˈækʃən] ninaction f

inaction

inaction

[ɪnˈækʃn] ninerzia, inazione f

inactive

(inˈӕktiv) adjective
(formal).
1. not taking much exercise. You're fat because you're so inactive.
2. no longer working, functioning etc; not active. an inactive volcano.
inˈaction noun
inacˈtivity noun

in·ac·tion

n. inacción, fallo en responder a un estímulo.
References in classic literature ?
But this sudden outbreaking of temper as quickly subsided in the still and sullen restraint they most affected in their moments of inaction.
A life of constant inaction, bodily and mental,--the friction of ceaseless ennui and discontent, united to the ordinary weakness which attended the period of maternity,--in course of a few years changed the blooming young belle into a yellow faded, sickly woman, whose time was divided among a variety of fanciful diseases, and who considered herself, in every sense, the most ill-used and suffering person in existence.
Condemned to inaction and a state of constant restlessness and suspense, I rowed about in my boat, and waited, waited, waited, as I best could.
The men, who, like most of their description, were fond of enterprise and detested inaction, went joyfully to the scene of danger as they were commanded, and thus the charge of Ivanhoe was transferred to Urfried, or Ulrica.
And that personage who appears there with a crown on his head and a sceptre in his hand is the Emperor Charlemagne, the supposed father of Melisendra, who, angered to see his son-in-law's inaction and unconcern, comes in to chide him; and observe with what vehemence and energy he chides him, so that you would fancy he was going to give him half a dozen raps with his sceptre; and indeed there are authors who say he did give them, and sound ones too; and after having said a great deal to him about imperilling his honour by not effecting the release of his wife, he said, so the tale runs,
It is often, by the impracticability of obtaining the concurrence of the necessary number of votes, kept in a state of inaction.
At last I roused myself from my inaction, and turning seaward walked straight into the water.
But, sir, he has fled; let him escape -- inaction is a pardonable offence.
Well, he would walk: he couldn't stay here, in wretched inaction.
Frances did not become pale or feeble in consequence of her sedentary employment; perhaps the stimulus it communicated to her mind counterbalanced the inaction it imposed on her body.
His eyes, however, were open, and stared wildly on the group about the fire, while his lungs were playing like a blacksmith’s bellows, as if to compensate themselves for the minute of inaction to which they had been subjected.
But to be waiting so long in inaction, and waiting only for evil, had been dreadful.